Policies & Disclaimers
AmWest Entertainment LLC ("AmWest") maintains the following policies regarding walk-in business and account wagering:
- AmWest reserves the right at any time to refuse all or part of any wager.
- AmWest reserves the right to declare wagering closed at any time, on any pari-mutuel pool race, group of races, or for all wagering.
- In the event that a wager is not transmitted to, received by, or otherwise accepted by the racetrack for any reason (including, not limited to, mechanical, communication, and human error failure), no wager will have been placed (or deemed to have been placed) on behalf of the customer, and no money will be exchanged or debited from an account holder's account. Under no circumstances will AmWest "book" the wager, or otherwise be held responsible for the wager not being transmitted to, or received by, or otherwise accepted by the racetrack.
- In accordance with the laws of the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS"), any wager resulting in winnings of 300 times the amount wagered must be reported to the IRS. Additionally, any wager resulting in winnings over $5,000.00 is subject to reporting and withholding, if the amount of winnings is least 300 times the amount wagered. All winnings subject to reporting and/or withholding shall be reported and/or withheld by AmWest, and a copy of the Form W2-G summarizing the information will be sent to the account holder for tax purposes. It is the responsibility of the account holder to claim all gambling winnings on his or her Federal and State tax returns (where applicable by law).
- Before opening an Advance Deposit Wagering account with AmWest, customers must complete the entire Subscriber Application, and acknowledge that he/she has read and agrees to the AmWest Terms and Conditions Policy.
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Personally Identifiable Information Policy
I. Policy Statement
It is the policy of AmWest Entertainment, LLC (AmWest) is to protect personally identifiable information (PII) of employees and players. The electronic restrictions and safeguards outlined in this policy provide guidance for players, employees, and contractors that have access to PII retained by AmWest to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
II. Reason for Policy
To ensure that anyone that collects or uses PII at AmWest does so in compliance with state and federal regulations and best practices for information security.
III. Entities Affected by this Policy
This policy will affect players, employees, and contractors that have been granted access to resources containing PII.
IV. Who Should Read this Policy
Players, Employees, and Contractors.
A. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) –is any information pertaining to an individual that can be used to distinguish or trace a person’s identity. Some information that is considered PII is available in public sources such as telephone books, public websites, university listings, etc. This type of information is considered to be Public PII and includes:
1. First and Last name
3. Work telephone number
4. Work e-mail address
5. Home telephone number
6. General educational credentials
7. Photos and video
In contrast, Protected PII is defined as any one or more of types of information including, but not limited to:
1. Social security number
2. Username and password
3. Passport number
4. Credit card number
6. Banking information
8. Data and place of birth
9. Mothers maiden name
10. Criminal, medical and financial records
11. Educational transcripts
12. Photos and video including any of the above
This section provides guidelines on how to maintain and discard PII. If current procedures fall outside this policy or questions arise please contact the Information Technology Department to suggest more efficient procedures for protecting PII.
All electronic files that contain Protected PII will reside within a protected AmWest information system location. All physical files that contain Protected PII will reside within a locked file cabinet or room when not being actively viewed or modified. Protected PII is not to be downloaded to personal, employee, or contractor workstations or mobile devices (such as laptops, personal digital assistants, mobile phones, tablets or removable media) or to systems outside the protection of AmWest. PII will also not be sent through any form of insecure electronic communication E.g. E-mail or instant messaging systems. Significant security risks emerge when PII is transferred from a secure location to a less secure location or is disposed of improperly. When disposing of PII the physical or electronic file should be shredded or securely deleted.
If there is an operational or business need to store protected PII outside the AmWest information system please contact a manager for assistance in securing the information.
C. Incident Reporting
The Information Security Department must be informed of a real or suspected disclosure of Protected PII data as soon as practical and always within 12 hours after discovery. E.g. Misplacing a paper report, loss of a laptop, mobile device, or removable media containing PII, accidental email of PII, possible virus, or malware infection or a computer containing PII.
Periodic audits of AmWest owned equipment and physical locations may be performed by the Information Security Officer or delegates to ensure that protected PII is stored in approved information systems or locations. The purpose of the audit is to ensure compliance with this policy and to provide information necessary to continuously improve business practices.